Country Risk Reduction Profiles: Disaster Risk Reduction in Vietnam

Vietnam is among the top 5 most vulnerable countries facing the consequence of climate change. The country is hit by typhoons an average of five times a year, resulting in devastating floods, landslides, and salinity intrusions that affect millions along the coast and in heavily-populated delta regions. Climate change is likely to increase the frequency and intensity of these natural disasters and will have a profound effect on the lives and livelihoods of people in the most disadvantaged communities. In Vietnam, Save the Children has implemented approximately 7 programmes for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) & Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) activities. Collectively these projects have reached 8,000 children directly and over 780,000 indirectly.Save the Children has launched a number of community led and child led DRR initiatives and built institutional capacity and raised awareness for children in DRR.

Published 2012-05-30